Do I Need A Building Permit For Renovations?

Do I Need A Building Permit For Renovations?

Everyone knows that if you put an extension on your house, you will require a building permit. But what about for the smaller renos like a new kitchen, a new bathroom, installing larger windows or a new basement? Do you need a building permit for that ? Do I Really Need a Building Permit for Renovations? When we were visiting friends one day, we went out for a walk around their neighbourhood after dinner. We couldn’t help…

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2017 Top 5 Paint Colors To Sell Your Home

2017 Top 5 Paint Colors To Sell Your Home

2017 Top 5 Paint Colors To Sell Your Home Popular paint colors for staging colors come and go just like any trend.  A couple of years ago people were covering up their beige walls with gray.  Now you see this trend reversing itself.  The colder darker grays are definitely on their way out so you now see gray walls, especially “cool” darker walls being repainted for a lighter cooler gray, a warmer version of gray,…

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Top 5 Renovations To Sell Your Home

Top 5 Renovations To Sell Your Home

  Top 5 Renovations To Sell Your Home All home renovation projects are not created equal. When renovating your home, it pays to consider which projects will bring you the best return when it’s time to sell your house. What we think may appeal to a potential buyer, may in fact have been a “wasted” renovation. Of course, when renovating, your personal taste and preferences will play a role in the choices you make.  But…

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Hardwood Floors vs Laminate Floors. Which one should you choose?

Hardwood Floors vs Laminate Floors. Which one should you choose?

  Hardwood or Laminate? Which one should you choose? One of my clients wanted to replace the carpeting in their living room & dining room.  They weren’t sure if they should use hardwood or laminate flooring.  Great question! Hardwood flooring is an investment that will last you a life time and add more value to your home.  It is seen as being more luxurious than laminate. Hardwood floors is one of the most sought after…

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Is beige coming back? 2016 Color Trends

Is beige coming back? 2016 Color Trends

Is beige coming back? 2016 Color Trends Preface:  I am NOT being compensated for this post.  Behr products are one of the paint products that I prefer and use. I was browsing through Behr’s 2016 Color Trends as I’m trying to choose colors for our media room that I’m currently redesigning.  As I was going through the various colors and accompanying pictures, it struck me that in some of the model rooms they were displaying,…

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